In short: Shame about the rain! In full: Excellent event again and results already posted on www.southlondonfives.co.uk as promised by the friendly organisers. Will be back next year. Hopefully in drier conditions. Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: Very short In full: Not surprised so many people are saying they got a PB or SB here as it was well under 10K (5.92 miles on my Garmin). It was my first sub-40 10K but I'm not counting it or I'd feel like a bit of a cheat. Maybe they should have been a bit more vocal about the lamppost earlier on but I still think it would have been a little under.
Anyway, not wanting to complain too much because it was a nice race (bar the downpour) and I for one quite like the 4-lap thing as it never seems like you've got as far to go. Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: They must do something about the weather - rain, rain and more bloody rain!o In full: Not sure about the course measurement and the msall grass section wasn't controlled properly on the first lap but was corrected for the others. Having said that, it's a charity event, not serious serious and local - work permitting, I'll be there next year to get soaked once again! Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: Nice, flat, fast course In full: A pleasant 10k in a nice settings. Shame about the wet weather but it was still a good run. Parking was a bit of a disaster - all that was needed was 1 person to stand there for a bit and tell us the main parking area was full and to turn back, but so many people kept piling in and then it turned into gridlock trying to get back out to find somewhere else. Marshalls were friendly and smiling despite the rain and a nice medal at the end too. Date of review: January 7, 2009
In short: Nice course, well marshalled, and friendly officials In full: I really enjoyed this race, even though the weather was utterly foul. Thanks to the marshals for putting up with. Really nice to see children getting involved with the organisation as well. Date of review: December 1, 2008